Uterine Prolapse

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Registered: 11-07-2012
Uterine Prolapse
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Wed, 11-07-2012 - 8:36pm

 I am new here, and not sure if I am posting this in the right place.  I am 52, have 3 kids, ages, 15,22 and 32.  I am not sure that I have a prolapse, but am thinking that my symptoms say I may have.  First of all I am a hypochondriac, I am better with age, but still worry over things.  I always have real symptoms, but I always make them into more than they are.  Ok, so this is what is going on.  It is the 2nd time it has happened to me in the last 4 months.  When I get up to pee first thing in the morning, I have a hard time getting things going.  It is a weak stream, sometimes starting and stopping.  After a few minutes, it starts and I empty, with not alot of problems going the rest of the day.  So being the hypochondriac I put that symptom in google, and up came urethral cancer, so now I am somewhat scared.  On a second note, my cervix is close to my vaginal opening, as they always have trouble finding it when they do pap smears.  Right there and they keep looking somewhere else.  I haven't had a period in about 4 months, but when I did have them, I could no longer wear tampons, they didn't fit, and hurt terribly.  And last but not least, the leaking, not alot, but enough to notice.  And it doesn't happen when I cough or sneeze, it just happens periodically during the day.  I have no insurance, and today I was trying to get this program that allows women to have a papsmear and a mammogram, but we made too much money for that, and I can't afford to pay the amount they want.  I have another option through our economic security womens clinic, and I am going to call them tomorrow.  I came here, because I feel lost and just need some support, have any of you ever experienced the hard to pee thing.  It is sometimes like when you have a hose and you turn it on, then pinch it shut and then let it go.  Thanks for listening to my long story

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Registered: 10-19-2000
Wed, 11-14-2012 - 11:25pm

If your uterus has prolapsed into the vaginal canal to the point that you can feel it with a finger tip that could well be causing your bladder emptying problems.  Please do not let yourself be pushed into believing all you read on the internet ~ that can be dangerous!!!  Do try to find a clinic that will see you to help you determine if you do actually have a prolapsed uterus.  And please keep us posted on what you find out.

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Avatar for coldfingers
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Registered: 04-30-2000
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 3:19pm

Hi and welcome to the board! I have no experience with that either.. And I agree with Karla, be very careful about googling symptoms, most times worst case scenario won't apply to you. Did you get an appointment? You didn't say where you live, but if you live in the states, if you have not yet done it, check with county health departments, planned parenthood. Some drs and clinics will take a sliding fee. Used to be an office visit to a nurse practioner was 'cheaper'. We have a NP who is better at diagnosing than many drs. Wink

Please let us know what is going on!

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 3:04pm

Hi and welcome to the board. Have you made your appointment with the clinic yet? I don't have any experience with uterine prolapsy but did want you to say hi and let you know we are concerned.

One thing I can tell you is be very careful of what you read on the internet. I know people who have self-diagnosed terrible things and then when they finally got real life medical treatment, they didn't have anything close to what they had thought they had. Hopefully your situation is something really simple to correct. :-)

Karla
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